Is Community Resilience Real or Fiction?
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Washington, D.C., DC
Join leading disaster expert Dr. Gerald Galloway (University of Maryland) for a reception and lively discussion of the key questions about what makes communities resilient. What have we learned from Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy? Why do some communities bounce back and others do not? Is building community resilience possible, or is it just wishful thinking?
Everyone has a story about their experience of a natural or human-made disaster. How do we move from being reactive to proactive in the face of these challenges? Galloway will share his insights into these questions and challenge you to mix-it-up and come up with some answers of your own. Bring your friends and meet new people in this first Science Social event hosted by the Koshland Science Museum.
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Koshland Science Museum
The Koshland Science Museum invites teens and adults to interact with the issues in a thought-provoking setting. Whether exploring on their own or with friends, visitors have the opportunity to use science to solve problems and to engage in stimulating conversations. The Koshland Science Museum is located at 525 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.koshland-dc.org or call 202-334-1201.